CHRISTEENE: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE COBRA with Fever Ray & Peaches Sun 22 Sept 2019, Barbican Hall, 8pm Tickets £20 – 25 plus booking fee In this special one-off Barbican night, entitled THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE COBRA, transgressive queer singer / performer CHRISTEENE pays tribute to Sinéad O’Connor, performing live her debut album The Lion And The Cobra. CHRISTEENE will be … Continue reading HI MOMS!

Peter Doherty artwork stolen at a charity event

UPDATE:  the stolen artwork was returned by the thieves on 29th November. The renowned artist Peter Doherty, resident of Margate, donated a series of new artwork to Stretch Charity’s Outsiders Festival last week. The opening event was held in the Yard Outsiders Bar in Margate, a temporary basement space in the west of Margate.  Several hundred creatives and art buyers attended the evening, accompanied by … Continue reading Peter Doherty artwork stolen at a charity event


  In COLD LIPS 04 MALIK AMEER CRUMPLER –  of the best new old-skool hip-hop band, MADISON WASHINGTON interviews MOTHER RAP. The commission came from that age old question about genre, something Malik has worked hard to explain with his crossover work in poetry, rap, music production & editor.  He’s made glitch art films, six books of poetry. He was guest-editor of Paris Lit Up issues 4 & 5. He’s … Continue reading NEUTRON STAR: MALIK AMEER CRUMPLER of MADISON WASHINGTON

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COMPETITION TIME WIN 2 TICKETS to Afropunk Festival‘s GRAND FINALE  THIS SATURDAY AT @O2academybrix @common @akalamusic @lauramvula @yeaabk YA READING THAT?  DO WE NEED TO REPEAT? All ya gotta do: find us on Twitter: @ColdLips, Insta, or Facebook, like the Afropunk post – share it – AND BOOOOOOOM!  💥 🗣WINNERS ANNOUNCED THIS FRIDAY 🗣 💋COLD LIPS – no B-Listers💋 Continue reading AFROPUNK BRIX TIX freeeeeee 🤛🖤🤜


What five things make an outstanding magazine? Great journalism  Graphic design and format A point of view  Be the sound, not the echo Photography and photographic usage This is the advice of Paul Gorman, curator of COLD LIPS’ MUST SEE exhibition of the summer – PRINT! TEARING IT UP.  It is free and runs until 22nd August at Somerset House.  THIS WEEKEND they host the  … Continue reading BE THE SOUND NOT THE ECHO


Michael Clarke gets all the press – and a young Turk, Mehmet Sander saw his seminal These New Puritans at the Chisenhale Dance Space, over from Istanbul on a scholarship to a posh dance college, “which I largely missed, because I was at the Batcave.”* *THE goth club of the 80s, frequented by friends such as nightclub legend Princess Julia, and producer, and bassist of … Continue reading MEHMET SANDER DANCE COMPANY


FINE TIMES!  We’re strong at partying, in good company… Thanks to everyone who came to the party we had in London – at Heavenly Records’ founded The Social on Little Portland Street, near the BBC, halfway to TopShop, or Oxford Circus, as it is known… We’ll write up something on the Berlin party too – swoooonie… VOODOOTRON’s first gig was amazing, all the best post-rave … Continue reading SOCIAL CLUB